Almonds are one of nature’s healthiest foods, containing many vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, antioxidants and high in heart healthy fats helping to protect the heart and decrease LDL cholesterol. They are a rich source minerals such as calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Almonds have a long history of being heralded as a beauty promoting food for skin and hair health due to its high levels of nutrients such as essential fatty acids , vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and E.
Nuts are rich in protein, high in heart-friendly fats, low in saturated fat and a good source of dietary fiber – other essential nutrients include iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and plant sterols.edit
Due to its high flavonoid content makes for a very powerful antioxidant that is full of vitamins A, C, E, B Vitamins, fiber & anti-inflammatory properties. Also a natural detoxifier, helping to naturally boost immune function. Researchers have found blueberries to protect the brain from oxidative stress making them great for optimal brain function.edit
Cacao is the seed of a tropical fruit, is t one of the?most nutritious superfoods in the world. Cacao known as “the food of theg gods” have been highly-revered for centuries by many ancient cultures including the Mayan and Aztec civilizations. Its many health benefits include promoting heart health due to its naturally occurring flavonols and antioxidant activity. It also contains feel good chemicals Anandamide known as “the bliss chemical” and Phenethylamine or PEA known as “the love?chemical” along with the amino acid tryptophan which our body converts into serotonin which promotes positive feelings. Cacao also contains naturally occurring compounds theobromine which boosts energy levels and focus. Cacao has a high content of the “beauty” mineral, sulfur which is responsible for healthy hair and nails, beautiful skin, helps detoxify the liver, and supports healthy functioning of the pancreas.edit
A rich source of flavonoids, vitamin C and melatonin makes for an antioxidant powerhouse. According to chinese medicine, they also tone the spleen, stomach, liver, heart, lung and promote kidney function. They contain anthocyanins, which are anti-inflammatory compounds that provide pain relief making for a great post workout treat!edit
One of the oldest spices known to man, having a long history of use as medicine in both eastern and western cultures. A warming spice that stimulates vital functions of the body including metabolic, digestive and circulatory. Cinnamon is a great source of manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, fiber, iron and calcium. It also contains antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungus, antiviral, inflammatory helping to support the immune system. It has been shown to improve the bodies ability to utilized blood sugar and maintain a feeling of satiation by slowing down the rate of the passage of food and helps to stimulate metabolism.
Provides a host of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, manganese and is rich in fiber. Coconut oil is a great source of lauric acid which has antiviral and antibacterial properties helping to support the immune system.
Mostly made up of health enhancing MCFA’s (medium chained fatty acids), the good kind of fat which the body easily converts into a quick source of fuel instead of being stored in the body, helping the bodies ability to burn fat. It also contains thermogenic properties which means that it actually raises your body’s temperature stimulating metabolism.
This type of fat promotes healthy looking hair and complexion, and prevents wrinkles by keeping the right fatty acids in cell membranes that attribute to plump, full and glowing skin. Its supports tissue healing and repair, reduces inflammation and improves digestion, bowel function and known to promote heart health.
An energizing and nourishing fruit, technically a berry, that grows on the date palm which is one of the most ancient food plants of the middle east. A source of easily digested carbohydrates that is full of potassium, iron and magnesium. Dates contain soluble fiber called beta-d-glucan which helps to increases feelings of satiety and has been known to delay absorption of sugar in the small intestine, helping to keep blood sugar levels in check makes this the best natural sweetener on earth!edit
Is full of antioxidant activity and its naturally occurring caffeine is responsible for its stimulant affect which increases metabolism energy and focus making for a great pre-workout. New research from the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism also suggests it has pain-reducing properties which helps to push us through that tough workout.edit
A good source protein, fiber, healthy monosaturated and polysaturated fats. Hazelnuts are also high in the B vitamins, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper and iron.
Vanilla’s aroma has been used as an aphrodisiac for centuries.
Vanilla beans come from a type of orchid called vanilla planifolia, making it the only one that produces an edible fruit making it extremely precious!
Known as “food for the brain” and not just because it resembles the human brain exactly but is one of the few vegetarian sources of Omega 3 fatty acids and full of healthy mono saturated fats good for brain function and mood support. It is also an excellent antioxidant, full of vitamin E, Magnesium, protein and fiber. It is also rich in the amino acid arginine which the body converts into nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels and helps to circulate oxygen in the blood.edit